Our new motorhome








We now have a new motorhome. As explained in an earlier post we took the decision to buy a new van for many reasons the main ones being Reliability and live ability, this is going to be our home for 38wks. of the yr. so it needed to be an ‘all season’ van.

The van is a different layout to our old one with twin beds converting to a large double at the rear behind a separate toilet and shower,same fridge freezer,oven layout opposite the hob and sink although this time we have a double sink, ahead of this the living area comprising of L shape settee and one opposite with a fully movable table this converts to a small double bed. 


Again listed below is the kit we’ve put in and taking, it varies slightly from our previous trip as that was a great learning process to what we actually need and what was excess to requirements.

The van has a fantastic large garage and full double floor so the temptation is to pile everything in, this is what we needed to avoid.

So as follows

VB full air suspension with automatic levelling

Chip express 150to 180bhp booster

Gaslow system

180amp battery/ now changed to 2×75 amps/ we’ve just invested in a 110amp lithium battery as we do 60% off grid

*Sterling B2b charger 60amp

120w Solar panel

2 lounging chairs

Slatted aluminium table

*Small table

*2 fisherman stools

Cadac safari chef ( the smallest cadac)

*Dometic grill and rotisserie

*Slow cooker

Halogen oven

Nespresso coffee machine

Electric & Gas kettle

Moka coffee maker

Garmin 760 sat nav with rear view camera linked to it


snow chains/ snow socks

1 Fiamma awning side

awning carpet

2 electrical cables 25/10 meters

15ltr water carrier

*2 Smart. TV’s ( to watch films and tv series) no satellite dish

*150 watt power inverter

* Refers to new to the kit.

And not forgetting the Duke which now fits into the garage

We use a  XHose we find this great as it packs up into a very small bag and being 100ft it can reach most places without moving the van to fill up.

Travelling through Europe in a motorhome